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Explanatory Writing Unit for 4th and 5th Grade | Full Lesson Plans

Grade Levels
4th - 5th
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41 pages
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This is a "no prep" explanatory writing unit, meaning that all of the organizers and teacher models are included. Print out the pages you need, and you're all set to teach your students how to write incredible explanatory essays!

Social Studies Connection: Writing Prompt: If time travel was possible, which year or time period would you go back in time to?

Connect your writing instruction to your Social Studies & Reading lessons!

Click "preview" to see a list of the Common Core standards covered, as well as an outline of all the included lessons and organizers.

Brainstorming

Writing focus strategy

Organizing ideas

Transition words

Topic sentences

Writing an introduction

Leads/hooks

Thesis statements

Writing a conclusion

Revision

Editing

Publishing

A student-friendly rubric is included.

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Complete Guide to Informational Writing

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Complete Guide to Creative Narrative Writing

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Total Pages
41 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

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